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Education

2012-2014 Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2006-2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

2002 Field of Art, Soore Pre-university, Tehran, Iran

​Art Trainings

2007 Neshan Art Institute and Emily Carr University, Integrated CO-OP Internship, Iran – Canada

2004-2005 Langara College, Fine Arts Diploma, Vancouver, Canada

2000-2003 Drawing and Painting at Ahmad Vakili Studio, Tehran, Iran

1999 Drawing and Painting at Hannibal Alkhas Studio, Tehran, Iran

Exhibitions and Public Presentations

2021 Glass Box Projects (curator), Celestial Bodies,

Aileen Bahmanipour, Bio-box, Vancouver, Canada

2021 Glass Box Projects (curator), Celestial Bodies,

Pooya Razi, Iran, Tehran

2020 Glass Box Projects (curator), Celestial Bodies,

Jessica Gnyp, Spotlight, Vancouver, Canada

2020 Glass Box Projects (curator), Celestial Bodies,

Michelle Weinstein, Gloaming, Vancouver, Canada

2020 Glass Box Projects (curator/collaborator), Celestial Bodies,

Vivienne Bessette, Landline, Vancouver, Canada

2019 Glass Box Projects (curator), Celestial Bodies,

Jordan Milner, Grafting the Perennial Phantom, Vancouver, Canada

2019 Glass Box Projects (curator), Celestial Bodies,

Ed Spence, Detox Garden, Vancouver, Canada

2019 Glass Box Projects (curator), Celestial Bodies,

Max Galyon, a lot, Vancouver, Canada

2019 Yactac, Room of Her Own (solo), Vancouver, Canada

2018 Axis Mundi Gallery, Elastic River, Vancouver, Canada

2018 Sikås Art Center, No Place Good Place, Sikås Tutti Frutti Biennale, Sikås, Sweden

2017 Simon Fraser University, Presentation and public conversation, Reset,  Beyond Spectacle Residency, Canada

2017 Two Rivers Gallery, AND..., Prince George, Canada

2016 Contemporary Art Gallery, Burrard Marina Field House, Film Screening, Presentation on still life paintings of

Giorgio Morandi (invited by Fabiola Carranza), Vancouver, Canada

2016 AHVA Gallery, The Margin is the Center, Vancouver, Canada
2015 Ferndale Writer and Artist Residency, Intervals, (founder,director and curator), Ferndale, WA, USA

2015 Art Contemporary Chilli/Wack (pilot public project), Chilliwack, Canada
2014 Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Archeology of Dreamed-Reality: Existential Understanding of

Anxiety as Potentiality for Artistic Labour, “SUPERMOON”: Thesis Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada

2014 Satellite Gallery, Walk (video installation) “Late Night: Extended Party Mix,” (event) Vancouver, Canada
2013 Access Gallery, “In This Together,” Vancouver, Canada
2013 AHVA Gallery, “Bad Habits,” Vancouver, Canada
2013 i.e. Gallery, “In This We Are Arrived,” Vancouver, Canada
2011 Shudder Gallery, “Psychic Plaza,” Vancouver, Canada
2011 221A Artist Run Center, Pact 20: RECESS, Vancouver, Canada
2010 221A Artist Run Center, Pact 6: LET 221A Artist Run Center, Vancouver, Canada

2010 Presentation House Theater, (Stage Design for Tales of Persia, stories from Shahnameh),

a project by Iranian-Canadian Foundation, North Vancouver, Canada

2010 Emily Carr University, Graduation Show, Vancouver, Canada

2009 Emily Carr University, " Void," Self mounted Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada 

2007 Brow Gallery, “Portrait,” Brow Gallery (solo), Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

2004 Surrey Art Gallery, art rental, Surrey, Canada
2003 Butcher Floor Gallery (Little Mountain Gallery), “Drawing on Display,” Vancouver, Canada

2003 Barg Gallery, 6th Exhibition of Contemporary Iranian Drawings, Tehran, Iran

Publications, Bibliography, and Press

2021 Yasan, Setareh. Celestial Bodies, Glass Box Projects, 2021, Online Publication

2020 Turner, Michael. Landline, websit, Online

2019 Lim, Kristin, Scout Magazine, Online
2014 Rife, Michaela. “(un)familiar things.” SUPERMOON. May 2014. Catalogue.
2014 Santa Maria, Miguel. “SUPERMOON exhibition showcases six UBC MFA graduates.” The UBYSSEY. Web. Print.
2011 “1 WB5923,” We Give a Shit Because We Care. UNIT/PITT Projects. 2011. Web. Print.

2010 Yasan, Setareh. The "V" Sighn, New Gesture.” Woo Magazine. Issue 4. Spring 2010. Print.

Teaching and work Experiences

2015-Present, BC Creative Center, Instructor (Drawing, Painting and Sculpture)

2019-2021, Glass Box Project(s), Founder/ Director and Curator of an exhibition space for national and international artists

2015 Ferndale Writer and Artist Residency, Founder and Organizer

2014 UBC, Guest Lecturer, Introductory Studio One (Drawing and Painting)

2013-2015 UBC, Teacher Assistant (studio instructor), Introductory Studio One (Drawing and Painting)

2013-2015 UBC, Teacher Assistant (studio instructor), Foundation Computing for Visual Arts

2012-2014 UBC, Technician Assistant (work study), Painting and Sculpture Workshop and Studio Monitor

2007-2009 Emily Carr University of Art + Design Library, Teaching Assistant

Technical Experiences and Trainings

2017-2020 Aritzia, Visual Display Studio, Studio Assistant, Vancouver, Canada

2012-2014 UBC, Technician Assistant (work study), Painting and Sculpture Workshop and Studio Monitor

  • Assisted students with planning and implementing an art project

  • Assisted technician with maintenance of tools in the wood-shop

  • Held presentation and demo on how to built a canvas to students

  • Assisted technician and students with presentation and installation of their work

  • Monitored the studios

  • Assisted technician with building and painting walls for exhibitions

2015-2017 Sid Dickens Inc., Team leader at the Finishing Department, Vancouver, Canada

2008-2012 Sid Dickens Inc., Studio Assistant, Production-line, Vancouver, Canada

  • Trained in mold-making, finishing techniques, leafing, and hand-painting

Volunteer Experiences

2017 Vancouver Tenant Union (Canvasing), Vancouver, Canada

2010 221A Artist Run Centre (Dishwasher for fund-raising event), Vancouver, Canada

2008 Gallery Gachet (Gallery Assistant), Vancouver, Canada

Awards and Residencies

2022 BC Arts Council, Project Assistant Grant

2013 B.C. Binning Memorial Fellowship

2012 Faculty of Arts Graduate Award

2018 Rud Artist-In-Residence, Laxarby, Bengtsfors, Sweden

2017 Beyond Spectacle Residency, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Contact:
setareh.yasan@gmail.com

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